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Apollo 13 (1995)

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NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.

Director:

Ron Howard

Writers:

Jim Lovell (book), Jeffrey Kluger (book) | 2 more credits »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 24 wins & 56 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... Jim Lovell
Bill Paxton ... Fred Haise
Kevin Bacon ... Jack Swigert
Gary Sinise ... Ken Mattingly
Ed Harris ... Gene Kranz
Kathleen Quinlan ... Marilyn Lovell
Mary Kate Schellhardt ... Barbara Lovell
Emily Ann Lloyd Emily Ann Lloyd ... Susan Lovell
Miko Hughes ... Jeffrey Lovell
Max Elliott Slade ... Jay Lovell
Jean Speegle Howard ... Blanch Lovell
Tracy Reiner ... Mary Haise
David Andrews ... Pete Conrad
Michele Little ... Jane Conrad (as Michelle Little)
Chris Ellis ... Deke Slayton
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Storyline

Based on the true story of the ill-fated 13th Apollo mission bound for the moon. Astronauts Lovell, Haise and Swigert were scheduled to fly Apollo 14, but are moved up to 13. It's 1970, and The US has already achieved their lunar landing goal, so there's little interest in this "routine" flight.. until that is, things go very wrong, and prospects of a safe return fade. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Houston, we have a problem. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and emotional intensity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apollo 13: The IMAX Experience See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,353,380, 2 July 1995

Gross USA:

$173,837,933

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$355,237,933
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (IMAX Version)

Sound Mix:

DTS-Stereo | DTS | IMAX 6-Track (IMAX version)| Dolby SR

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Crawler seen moving in the background of one of the scenes, as Apollo 13 is being moved from the Vehicle Assembly Building, was the real NASA Crawler. Ron Howard got to drive it. See more »

Goofs

In one scene where the news reporters are reporting from outside the Lovell residence, they mention that "Apollo 9" crew members Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had joined the family to watch the drama unfold. Armstrong and Aldrin were of course on the Apollo 11 crew (first men to land on the moon), NOT Apollo 9. See more »

Quotes

Jim Lovell: [Jack has just killed himself, Jim and Fred in the NASA simulator during a failed attempt at reentry] So what happened?
Jack Swigert: [morosely] Came in too steep. We're dead.
Fred Haise, Sr.: [even more morose] No shit.
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Alternate Versions

The film's IMAX 70mm release presented the film open-matte, at an aspect ratio of 1.66:1, meaning there was more picture information visible in the top and bottom of the frame than in normal theaters, during its initial run and on earlier home video releases, before the 10th Anniversary DVD. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Monsters, Inc. (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Spirit In The Sky
Written and Performed by Norman Greenbaum
Courtesy of Trans/Tone Productions
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User Reviews

 
Great film
17 June 2019 | by Clive_WSee all my reviews

I honestly will recommend anyone to check this film out, it is long but of course you can't rush such an event, make sure you have a good free afternoon or weekend, get some popcorn and enjoy. On technically side this film has aged well, doesn't feel dated .


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